Agritechnica - New Electronic Discharge Door Indicator System for Kongskilde VM Range
Kongskilde Industries A/S has developed a new discharge door indicator system for complete diet mixers, which will be introduced at Agritechnica 2015. A display in the tractor cab provides a comprehensive overview of all discharge doors and their current position.
With the new system Kongskilde presents a totally new electronic discharge door indicator concept to the market, which distinguishes itself from the standard solutions. Usually the current position is indicated via a mechanical indicator system consisting of wires, elbows, scale blocks, springs, etc. Such mechanical indicator systems are quite vulnerable, inaccurate and seldom last the complete diet mixer’s lifetime.
Kongskilde's new indicator system consists of a configurable display that shows the door position for up to four doors, and one extremely robust sensor at each door. The sensor detects the position via a movable magnet that moves up and down - in synchrony with the discharge door. This happens completely touch-free, without tubes, cables and springs. With 30 measuring points per discharge door, we can obtain a very precise view of the discharge door openings on the complete diet mixer.
The new discharge door indicator helps to ensure accurate feeding since the farmer always knows the discharge door’s precise position and opening.
A nice extra feature is the "absolute indication", which during a power failure always ensures that the precise discharge door location is displayed when the power returns.
From 2016 Kongskilde offers their Kongskilde JF VM range with the new discharge door indicator system. The system can also be purchased separately as an option and can be retrofitted on older JF complete diet mixers.
Jesper O. Christensen, Product Manager, Feeders, Kongskilde Industries A/S
Mobile: +45 4020 1155
Complete diet mixer with two discharge doors in the left side and two discharge doors in the right side. The two rear discharge doors are 40% open.